NFL Free Agents 2011: Philadelphia Eagles Sign Jason Babin to 5-Year Deal

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NFL Free Agents 2011: Philadelphia Eagles Sign Jason Babin to 5-Year Deal
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According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Philadelphia Eagles have re-acquired Jason Babin for a five year contract. Babin will do much to improve the pass rush on the Eagles defensive line and allow attention to be diverted away from Trent Cole.

Babin was with the Eagles for the 2009 season, but only recorded 2.5 sacks. However, when he was signed by the Tennessee Titans and instructed by stellar defensive line coach Jim Washburn, Babin recorded 12.5 sacks and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl. With Washburn now the defensive line coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, there is little reason to believe Babin will not be able to produce once again as he did in Tennessee.

A strong pass rush is also necessary to help a pass defense that struggled mightily in 2010, especially in the red zone. And with inexperienced and little-proven Juan Castillo now leading the Eagles defense, the Eagles will need all the weapons on defense they can get their hands on.

If Babin plays like he did with the Titans, this Eagles defense just got a much needed boost, which it will need on its quest to win the Super Bowl. With teams currently double and triple-teaming Trent Cole, Babin will be a force that must be accounted for. This will allow all players on the defensive line to put more pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Furthermore, if the Eagles acquire Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie as is expected, this defense may once again start to become a force to be reckoned with.

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